The plantain is a crop that looks like a large banana. There’s no botanical distinction between a banana and a plantain; they’re both members of the genus Musa which no doubt you’re well familiar with… =)

Plantains are firmer and lower in sugar content than bananas. While bananas in general are eaten raw, plantains usually require cooking or some other kind of processing before you eat them.

Plantains are staple food in the West Indies, and often used the same way as potatoes. They can be cooked and eaten boiled, roasted, mashed, baked or grilled. They can also be chucked into stews, eaten as crisps or turned into nice desserts.


5 thoughts on “Plantain

  1. I am a Namibian, and have been abroad where I say plantain. I think that this will boost the Namibian market. How to enter into an agreement and start selling them in Namibian Market? I am looking for suppliers.

  2. Hi paulina!
    I read your comment. If you really wanna go into business, you can email me on

    Huge plantains can be supplied to you from Cameroon or Nigeria. But you have to talk with you immigration or the body incharge of importation in your country if they will allow such product into Namibia.

    Waiting to hear from you.

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